Samaneh Mirzaei, Deputy Director of IT Operations, MS, AWS CSA, AWS CCP, BIG-IP LTM

Before joining QIP, Samaneh served on a custom application team at the U.S. Department of Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University. She lives in the D.C. metropolitan area and spends her free time with her family and friends, playing tennis, and participating in outdoor activities.

As part of the Cloud Hosting & Support Services contract, Samaneh plays a major role in the planning and preparation involved in getting application changes and new education data on the customer’s website quickly and in coordination with press releases. Some of her areas of application support are related to Nation's Report Card (NRC), National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP), IESReview (PRIMO), DataLab, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Regional Educational Laboratory (EDLABS), and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) to name a few.

“Problem solving is where my personal interest lies, and at my current position I get that opportunity routinely,” she said. “My position as a Computer and Information System Manager allows me to concentrate on many things, from engineering to management. The daily challenges make me all the more passionate about my work.”

Samaneh Mirzaei is an information technology (IT) manager leading QIP’s web application support efforts for our customer at the Institute of Education Sciences. Her work includes helping web developers set up unique applications in a cloud-based environment, change management for web and database servers, development-through-production deployment for major web application releases, and various activities related to infrastructure updates and configuration audits.

In addition to her Master's degree, she is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner, and a certified BIG-IP LTM (Local Traffic Manager). She also holds certification in M6425 (Active Directory Domain Services in a Distributed Environment). Learn more about Samaneh.

Jim Goodell
Bridget Thomas